[Crm-sig] Cidoc 5.1 draft: also list inverse properties for each entity

Wolfgang Schmidle wolfgang.schmidle at uni-koeln.de
Sun Nov 18 15:37:19 EET 2012


Dear all,

I would like to make a suggestion: each entity entry should include the 
inverse properties that start from this entity. Of course this 
information is somehow redundant, but I found that it makes the document 
much easier to work with as it is easier to understand how the entities 
are used.

Example E35 Title: add the inverse property
P102i is title of (has title): E71 Man-Made Thing

More precisely, only the inverse properties where the domain and range 
differ should be added, i.e. there is no need to repeat symmetric 
properties (e.g. P121 "overlaps with"), transitive asymmetric properties 
(e.g. P5 "consists of"), or the dynamic asymmetric property P139 "has 
alternative form".

Example E3 Condition State: add the inverse properties
P35i was identified by (has identified): E14 Condition Assessment
P44i is condition of (has condition): E18 Physical Thing
but not P5i since the transitive property P5 is already listed

The Primitive Values are an exception since properties with range E60 
Number, E61 Time Primitive, and E62 String have no inverse properties. 
For these entities it makes sense to list the "normal" properties that 
lead to them.

Example E60 Number: add the properties
E19 Physical Object. P57 has number of parts: E60
E54 Dimension. P90 has value: E60

Wolfgang



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